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WATCH: MSNBC ??????????gets caught apparently stealth editing Joy Reid’s BIZARRE conspiracy theory

On the latest episode of “The Rubin Report,” BlazeTV host Dave Rubin shared a clip from Joy Reid’s show “The ReidOut” that MSNBC apparently doesn’t want you to see.

While discussing the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, Reid downplayed Antifa’s role by saying, “They’re just anti-fascist. They don’t show up anywhere,” before rattling off a bizarre conspiracy theory about the Proud Boys fighting with Antifa and Black Lives Matter so that President Donald Trump could “impose the Insurrection Act and they could act as a militia.”

“Let’s just listen to Louie Gohmert … he’s claiming that he was being told by capital police officers that there was going to be this influx of Antifa — who they’ve claimed are basically the devil. They’re just anti-fascists. They don’t really show up anywhere. We’re seeing in some of these cases, um, where Proud Boys and etc. are saying that they anticipated that Antifa would come and fight them, that Black Lives Matter supporters would come and fight them, so that Donald Trump could then impose the Insurrection Act and they could act as a militia,” Reid says in a clip obtained by the Gateway Pundit.

However, in the version of the episode uploaded to YouTube, it appears that MSNBC removed Reid’s bizarre rant without providing an explanation or disclaimer. Also, the time stamp in the bottom-right corner of the screen in the original clip was apparently removed from the YouTube version, possibly to cover up the edit.

“Lady, you gotta screw loose,” Dave said in response to Reid’s claims. “That’s the nicest way I can put it, because [Antifa] is burning down Portland and Seattle and they’ve destroyed parts of Los Angeles and San Francisco, and New York City is becoming dangerous, and many other blue cities.

“When I talk about lie laundering, this is exactly what lie laundering is,” Dave added. “You get an MSNBC host telling you that what you can see doesn’t exist — meaning Antifa burning things down — and then what didn’t happen is really the important thing — meaning that the Proud Boys were going to show up and that Trump then would use the fighting for the Insurrection Act … and even the executives at bananas MSNBC thought that was too crazy to air, which is why they cut it, changed the time stamp, and everything else. This is just so consistent with how the mainstream media and corporate press works.”

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Over 90% Of The News You See On Television Is Owned And Controlled By Just 5 Giant Corporations

The way that people view the world is greatly shaped by the “news” that they see on television and read on the Internet.  Unfortunately, much of that “news” is produced by just five enormous corporations.  In fact, although the numbers vary from month to month, more than 90 percent of the “news” that Americans watch on television is controlled by those five corporations.  Smaller outlets such as Newsmax are trying to make a dent, but it is an uphill battle.  Internet news is more diversified, but in conjunction with the 15 billionaires that own and control America’s newspaper industry, the same five corporations have come to dominate online as well.  The tech giants have certainly helped their cause by designating them as “trusted sources” and by adjusting algorithms to ensure that we get a steady diet of the “news” that the media giants are constantly putting out.  The entire system is designed to direct us to certain voices, and those voices are constantly working very hard to alter what we think about things.

According to one survey, the average American spends 238 minutes a day watching television.  If you allow anyone to pump that much propaganda into your mind day after day, it is inevitable that the way that you view the world is going to change.

Sadly, a lot of people out there still believe that the big corporate-owned news networks are the “guardians of democracy” and are just looking out for their best interests.

Needless to say, that is not even close to reality.  In our day and time, everyone has agendas to push, and the big corporate-owned news networks are not any exception.  The “journalists” at those networks are going to shape the news to push the messages that their corporate masters want them to push, and anybody that believes otherwise is simply being naive.

So exactly who are these five giant corporations that own and control almost all of the news that we see on television?

Well, the first is AT&T’s WarnerMedia which owns CNN

The Cable News Network (CNN) is a multinational news-based pay television channel headquartered in Atlanta.[3][4][5] It is owned by CNN Worldwide, a unit of the WarnerMedia News & Sports division of AT&T‘s WarnerMedia.[6] It was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner and Reese Schonfeld as a 24-hour cable news channel.[7][8][9] Upon its launch in 1980, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage,[10] and was the first all-news television channel in the United States.[11]

The second is Comcast which owns NBC News

NBCUniversal Media, LLC is an American mass media and entertainment conglomerate owned by Comcast and headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown ManhattanNew York City.[5]

NBCUniversal is primarily involved in the media and entertainment industry. The company is named for its two most significant divisions, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) – one of the United States’ Big Three television networks – and the major Hollywood film studio Universal Pictures. It also has a significant presence in broadcasting through a portfolio of domestic and international properties, including USA NetworkSyfyBravoTelemundoUniversal Kids, and the streaming service Peacock. Via its Universal Parks & Resorts division, NBCUniversal is also the third-largest operator of amusement parks in the world.[6]

Of course Comcast also owns cable news outlet MSNBC

MSNBC is an American news-based pay television cable channel based in New York City. It is owned by the NBCUniversal News Group division of NBCUniversal (a subsidiary of Comcast). It provides NBC News coverage as well as its own reporting and political commentary on current events.

Disney has now become the largest media company in the entire world, and they are the proud owners of ABC News

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American multinational commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Walt Disney Television, a division of Disney General Entertainment Content of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California, on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building. The network’s secondary offices, and headquarters of its news division, are in New York City, at its broadcast center at 77 West 66th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

ViacomCBS may not be as big as the other corporations on this list, but their control of CBS News gives them a tremendous amount of influence…

CBS (originally an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name that was used from 1928 to 1974) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network. It serves as the flagship property of the CBS Entertainment Group division of ViacomCBS. The network is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City, with major production facilities and operations at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City, and CBS Television City and the CBS Studio Center in Los Angeles.

Last, but certainly not least, Fox Corporation (which is controlled by the Murdoch family) owns and controls Fox News…

Fox Corporation is an American mass media company headquartered in New York City. The company was formed in 2019 as a result of the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company; the assets that were not acquired by Disney were spun off from 21st Century Fox as the new Fox Corp., and its stock began trading on January 1, 2019.[6][7][8] The company is incorporated in Delaware.

It is owned by the Murdoch family via a family trust with 39.6% interest;[9] Rupert Murdoch is chairman, while his son Lachlan Murdoch is executive chairman and CEO. Fox Corp. deals primarily in the television broadcast, news, and sports broadcasting industries. They include the Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Television Stations, Fox News, Fox Business, the national operations of Fox Sports, and others. Its sister company under Murdoch’s control, the present-day News Corp, holds his print interests and other media assets.

Many consider Fox News to be the “conservative alternative” to the other major news networks, but the truth is that the “news” that Fox News produces is not really that much different from the “news” that the other networks produce.

Every day, millions upon millions of Americans have conversations that center around the “news” that they just saw on television.  So those that decide what the “news” is going to be have an extraordinary amount of power.

Just look at what happened when the Fauci emails were revealed.  They showed that Dr. Fauci had been lying to us over and over again, and they also showed that he was involved in a massive conspiracy to cover up the true origin of the pandemic.

But CNN, MSNBC, NBC News, ABC News and CBS News all decided that it wasn’t going to be a scandal, and so most Americans don’t believe that it is one.

On Monday, a British news source published a bombshell story about text messages in which Hunter Biden used some of the most racist language imaginable, and that should be front page news all over the country.

But the big news networks are being silent about Hunter Biden’s text messages.  In fact, I couldn’t even find a single reference to the story on the homepage of Fox News.

So Hunter Biden’s racist language is not going to be a scandal because they don’t want it to be a scandal.

Meanwhile, Chris Harrison is being permanently canceled for simply suggesting that a contestant on his former show should be given “a little grace” for a mistake that she made in her past…

“We all need to have a little grace… Because I’ve seen some stuff online, again this judge-jury-executioner thing, where people are just tearing this girl’s life apart,” Harrison said during the interview. “I’m not defending Rachael. I just know that, I don’t know, 50 million people did that in 2018. That was a type of party that a lot of people went to.”

He continued: “The woke police is out there. And this poor girl Rachael, who has just been thrown to the lions. I don’t know how you are equipped when you have never done this before, to be woke enough, to be eloquent enough, to be ready to handle this.”

When are we finally going to get fed up with all the hypocrisy?

If Chris Harrison is going to get canceled simply for wanting to show a little bit of grace to someone, how much more does Hunter Biden deserve to get canceled for the horrific language that he used?

But Hunter Biden is not going to get canceled because he is off limits.

He can literally do anything that he wants because his father is in the White House, and the mainstream media is going to protect Joe Biden at all costs.

It is at this point in the article that I should encourage everyone to turn off the mainstream news networks and never look back.

But we all know that the vast majority of Americans are going to continue to watch their favorite news networks no matter how corrupt they become, and that is extremely unfortunate.

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Dr. Fauci blasts critics after email dump, claims criticism of him is ‘anti-science’

Dr. Anthony Fauci responded to the controversy surrounding his emails Friday, denouncing renewed criticism of his job performance and pandemic-related decisions as “anti-science.”

BuzzFeed News published more than 3,000 of Fauci’s work emails last week, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The emails, according to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), paint a “disturbing picture of Dr. Fauci, from the very beginning.” Supporters of Fauci, however, dismissed the email dump as a nothing-burger.

What did Fauci say?

Speaking with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, Fauci claimed criticism of him is really a manifestation of anti-science attitudes.

“What is the thread going through, what’s happening now, is very much an anti-science approach,” Fauci said. “I mean, it is what it is, I’m a public figure, I’m going to take the arrows and the swings, but they’re just, they’re fabricated.”

“My job was to make a vaccine and use my institute and its talented scientists that we have there. And that we fund in the various universities to get a vaccine that was highly safe and highly effective. And we succeeded. That’s what I do,” Fauci continued. “All the other stuff is just a terrible, not-happy type of a distraction. But it’s all nonsense.”

Later in the interview, Maddow claimed “the right” is exploiting the discovery of the origin of COVID-19 and the Wuhan lab leak theory, which she called a “conspiracy theory,” as yet another avenue to personally attack Fauci.

Fauci agreed with Maddow’s assessment.

“It is important to understand [the origin of COVID-19], but it is being approached now in a very vehement way, in a very distorted way, I believe by attacking me,” Fauci said.

“I think that the question is extremely legitimate, you should want to know how this happened so that we can make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he continued. “But what’s happened in the middle of all that, I become the object of extraordinary, I believe, completely inappropriate, distorted, misleading and misrepresented attacks, which, you know, it is what it is, but it’s it’s happening. And that’s unfortunate.”

Fauci made similar accusations of his critics last Wednesday.

Speaking with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace, Fauci claimed that his critics, especially those who denounce his wavering positions, do not “understand” that “science is a dynamic process.”

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Ted Cruz thoroughly shreds Brian Williams after MSNBC host calls him ‘Kremlin Cruz’: ‘You are Pravda’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) punched back at MSNBC host Brian Williams on Friday after the journalist labeled him “Kremlin Cruz” for recently criticizing an American military advertisement.

What is the background?

Veterans condemned Cruz this week after he mocked an advertisement for the U.S. military. Cruz was responding to a TikTok video that juxtaposed a U.S. military ad and a video of Russian soldiers.

“Holy crap. Perhaps a woke, emasculated military is not the best idea…” Cruz wrote in a tweet that went viral.

Critics falsely claimed that Cruz’s response meant he was showing preference for Russian soldiers over Americans. “Ted Cruz attacks a US Army soldier for telling her story, says he prefers Russians. Because Ted Cruz is a sedition-loving traitor,” a liberal veteran advocacy group said.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), herself a veteran, responded, “Holy crap. Perhaps a U.S. Senator shouldn’t suggest that the *Russian* military is better than the American military that protected him from an insurrection he helped foment?”

What did Brian Williams say?

The disgraced journalist claimed Russia is happy over Cruz’s response to the video, suggested Cruz wants to become president of Russia, and assigned Cruz the nickname “Kremlin Cruz.”

“By all accounts, Ted Cruz did not like the nickname ‘Cancun Cruz,’ though he tried joking about it, acting like it didn’t matter. He really won’t like being called ‘Kremlin Cruz’ after his latest and remarkably stupid lapse in judgement,” Williams said.

Before playing the video, Williams added, “Remember as you watch this, just how much Ted Cruz dreams of being president of a country some day — perhaps not this country.”

After playing the video, Williams said, “The Russians already reach deep into our society every day. Their disinformation is all over our media already. And it quietly tears us apart. Imagine how happy it makes them to have yet another advocate among Republican members of the Senate.”

How did Cruz respond?

In a lengthy response, Cruz noted that Williams was fired by NBC News for lying, and thoroughly rebuked Williams for suggesting he has a fondness for Russia.

“Is there a more pitiful example of corrupt corporate media than Brian Williams?” Cruz began. “He was fired as the anchor of NBC Nightly News for ‘misrepresenting events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003.’ Now, he’s a left-wing hack at MSNBC.”

“Now, he’s throwing a hissy fit that I criticized the ridiculously woke video that the Biden admin put out,” he continued. “Williams accidentally told the truth, when he describes it as ‘a video meant to diminish the U.S. military.’ TRUE. That’s the problem. (The Pentagon put it out.).”

Cruz went on to say:

Now, with his trademark ignorant snark, he’s dubbed me “Kremlin Cruz.”

Three problems: (1) I hate communists, my family was imprisoned & tortured by communists, and Brian is a shameless apologist for Russian (and Chinese and Cuban) communists. (2) I was arguing that our military needs to be able to kick the ass of Russian soldiers. It’s Brian & his lefty comrades that are working relentlessly to diminish the effectiveness of the U.S. military—the finest fighting force on the face of the planet. And (3) JUST THIS WEEK Biden gave Putin a multi-billion-dollar gift, when he waived mandatory U.S. sanctions to allow Russia to build Nord Stream 2, a massive natural gas pipeline to Germany. Who authored the sanctions that STOPPED NS2? That would be me.

“Cover that, Brian. But that would be actual news, something you don’t do. Use your condescending wit to call Biden ‘Kremlin Joe’—he’s the one illegally giving billions to Putin. But your corporate overlords wouldn’t let you,” Cruz concluded. “Congrats, Brian. You are Pravda.”

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Rachel Maddow says she needs to ‘rewire’ herself to not see unmasked Americans as ‘threats’ after new CDC guidelines

While many people were ecstatic that the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines could mean a step toward returning to a normal life, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow found an issue with the new CDC recommendation and stereotyped unmasked Americans as “threats.”

“If you’re vaccinated, it’s OK to take off your masks now, indoors and out,” Maddow said of the CDC’s new coronavirus guidance, and then asked her liberal audience, “Really? Are you sure? How sure are you?”

“This is a big change,” the leftwing cable host said on Thursday’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.” “We’re going to have changing norms, and we have to give each other space to have feelings as we go through what’s going to be a big change that’s going to create a lot of visceral reaction in a lot of us just in our day-to-day lives. Just big day, big change.”

Maddow then explained how the unmasking of fully vaccinated Americans would affect her personally.

“Part of it is that I feel like I’m going to have to rewire myself so when I see somebody out in the world who doesn’t have a mask I don’t instantly think, ‘You are a threat,'” Maddow declared. “Or, ‘You are selfish’ or, ‘You’re a COVID denier and you definitely haven’t been vaccinated.’ I mean, we’re going to have to rewire how we think about each other because the CDC’s guidance.”

“That means as we change as a country we’re going to look at each other differently and unwire our preconceptions about what a mask or lack of a mask means,” Maddow said.

Maddow interviewed CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky during her show, where the TV host again talked about her trepidations about the new guidelines from the health agency.

“I am very nervous about what you said today. It is hard for me to imagine myself, you know, waltzing into the Stop and Shop tomorrow morning and not wearing a mask,” Maddow told Walensky. “I just feel I’m not wired that way anymore and it still feels – it still feels risky.”

Walensky responded to Maddow by telling her to believe the science.

“There’s an extraordinary amount of evidence now that demonstrates the vaccines are working in the real world, in cohort studies, in care facilities, across all states, that these vaccines are working the way they worked in the clinical trials,” Walensky told the cable talk show host. “Importantly, there’s also new data just even in the last two weeks that demonstrates these vaccines are working against the variants that we have circulating here in the United States, and also data has emerged that has demonstrated that if you are vaccinated, you are less likely, not likely to asymptomatically shed the virus and give to it others.”

“So, it is this coalescing of all the evidence now that tells us really, it is safe to take off your mask,” the health official said.

Maddow acknowledged, “The previous CDC guidance on where and whether Americans can safely take off their masks was honestly really confusing and hard to explain.”

Maddow isn’t the only MSNBC host questioning the CDC. Joy Reid previously said that she won’t listen to the experts and will continue to wear two face masks while jogging despite being fully vaccinated.

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Sen. Ted Cruz responds after MSNBC’s Joy Reid accuses him of being a race traitor

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) fired back at MSNBC host Joy Reid after she said Tuesday that Cruz was betraying his race by opposing the “For the People Act,” a sweeping piece of legislation supported by Democrats that would radically transform state and federal elections laws.

Earlier this week, Cruz flipped the script on Democrats by claiming the “For the People Act” would weaken election security and implement “Jim Crow 2.0” to “steal voting rights from the American people.” His use of the phrase “Jim Crow 2.0” was cheeky — it’s the same phrase Democrats have used to describe new Republican-supported election integrity laws in Georgia, Florida, Texas, and elsewhere.

On a panel discussing the legislation with Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and NAACP attorney Janai Nelson, Reid and the others agreed that Cruz’s opposition to the bill and his use of the term “Jim Crow” was “beyond offensive.”

She called Cruz “Stephen from Django Unchained,” referring to the character Stephen from the 2012 Quentin Tarantino film who is a house slave in antebellum Mississippi that supports his cruel master’s oppression of the other black slaves.

“Ted Cruz says a lot of stupid things. He does a lot of stupid things. But I personally, as a person of color, as a black person, am beyond offended that he would dare use the word ‘Jim Crow’ when his party is literally a ‘Jim Crow’ party at this point trying to suppress the votes of people, including in his home state,” Reid said.

Continuing, Reid said Cruz “could give a damn about Jim Crow” and claimed without evidence that he “never raised once concern ever in his entire life … about Jim Crow or racism or discrimination.” She accused Republicans of wanting to prevent non-white people from voting and claimed that without the “For the People Act” overturning election security measures, the United States “may never get another free and fair election again.”

“I think what you see here on your screen is what Republicans fear in the voting booth,” Reid said, gesturing to guests Padilla and Nelson and referring to their skin color. “And they’re going to do everything they can to make sure it doesn’t happen, including Stephen from Django Unchained, AKA Ted Cruz, who is working to stop fellow people of color from voting, which is amazing.”

Cruz responded to Reid’s racist remarks Wednesday, accusing Reid of using a racial slur.

“I appreciate MSNBC lecturing me on how people of “my race” are supposed to vote. This arrogant condescension is a big reason Hispanic voters are moving right in large numbers,” Cruz tweeted. “Also, why is MSNBC ok with their hosts using overt racial slurs (‘Stephen from Django’)?”

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MSNBC host suggests Tim Scott is slave to GOP, claims Harriet Tubman ‘would have left’ Scott enslaved

MSNBC host Tiffany Cross blasted Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) on Saturday after he declared that America is “not a racist country.” Cross called Scott a “token” and suggested Harriet Tubman — the woman who helped rescue slaves on the “Underground Railroad” — would have left Scott behind.

What did Cross say?

Cross made it clear that she was angry with Scott’s characterization of America, saying Scott — the lone black U.S. senator — has “no sense” and “sounded a stone fool” when he absolved America of being inherently racist.

That’s when Cross accused Scott of suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, a psychological connection that sometimes develops between victims of abuse and their abusers or captors.

“Tim Scott does not represent any constituency other than the small number of sleepy slow-witted sufferers of Stockholm Syndrome who get elevated to prominence for repeating a false narrative about this country that makes conservative white people feel comfortable,” Cross said.

Not only did Cross call Scott a “token” and claimed Tubman would have left Scott enslaved, but she also accused Scott of being “thirsty for white approval,” and suggested Scott is a “tap dancer” for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

There were so many contradictions in the senator’s speech that it was clear not even Scott believed the words he was speaking. I could go into great detail refuting each of his asinine points, but he did that for me.

And moreover, a lesson I’ve learned: Don’t argue with people Harriet Tubman would have left behind.

And sure, Tim Scott has spoken out about his encounters with law enforcement and he co-sponsored the anti-lynching bill in the Senate, but there are two sides to every token. So thirsty for white approval, this dude actually stood on the national stage to defend the voter suppression law in Georgia even though, as of last month, 361 bills were being introduced in 47 states to keep people who look like him out of the ballot box.

Cross went on to say that Scott “shame[d] the ancestors and appease[d] the oppressors,” and suggested he is the Republican Party’s slave by invoking the movie “Django: Unchained.”

“Please senator, say more about how unracist the country is while you trot out that tired line about going from cotton to Congress to clown,” Cross said. “Perhaps this was merely Sen. Scott’s audition to be Sam Jackson’s understudy in the film Django.”

What about Biden, Harris?

Cross did not denounce President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris, both of whom agreed with Scott that America is not inherently a racist country.

“I don’t think the American people are racist,” Biden said. “I don’t think America is racist, but I think the overhang from all of the Jim Crow — and before that, slavery — have had a cost, and we have to deal with it.”

“No. I don’t think America is a racist country,” Harris said, ‘but we also do have to speak truth about the history of racism in our country and its existence today.”


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Rutgers gender and Africana studies professor suggests Ma’Khia Bryant was shot because she was having a ‘bad day’ and ‘not being perfect’

A Rutgers professor appeared on MSNBC’s “ReidOut” talk show Thursday night, where she came to the overwhelming defense of Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old who was shot by a police officer as she was lunging with a knife at another girl.

A panel discussion about the Columbus, Ohio, shooting on “ReidOut” featured the Rev. Al Sharpton, psychologist Phillip Atiba Goff, and Brittney Cooper, who is a Rutgers University associate professor of gender and Africana studies.

“The argument for our movements has never been that black people have to be perfect in order for them to deserve dignity, for us to have good policing, for us to be viewed with humanity, for cops to take a breath before they literally get out of the car guns blazing,” Cooper told host Joy Reid.

Cooper claimed that the prosecution of Derek Chauvin had to be “impeccable” to get a conviction against the former police officer, who was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

“And if that is the standard, then no black person is really, truly going to be safe if we cannot be having a bad day, if we cannot defend ourselves when we think we are going to get jumped, if we call the cops and they can’t show up and tell who the victim is and who the perpetrators are and they can’t use their training to adjudicate regular, old, everyday community conflict,” Cooper said.

Coincidentally, Cooper lashed out last month at a police spokesperson who relayed a message from the Atlanta spa shooter who said in his own words that he was having a “bad day.” Cooper attributed the “bad day” quote to the police spokesperson, but he was paraphrasing the murderer, as Reason reported.

“‘Yesterday was a bad day for him.’ There is no end to the capacity of law enforcement to empathize with murderous white terrorists,” Cooper wrote on Twitter. “WTF!”

Cooper then argued that girls like Bryant are misunderstood, and she was “adultified.”

“What are we going to do about the way that we don’t understand black girls as girls. Ma’Khia Bryant was a child like Tamir Rice was a child,” Cooper said. “And the way that she has been talked about as this, you know, because she was a big girl, right, and so people just see her as the aggressor.

“They don’t see her humanity. They have adultified her,” Cooper claimed. “We turn black girls into grown women, before they even are able to vote and then, you know, and are unable to see them as children until I have watched folks across the political spectrum really defend this and say – and empathize with the officer, say that he didn’t have any other set of choices.

“If you can’t figure out how to de-escalate a 16-year-old even with a kitchen knife when you have a gun and you’re a grown man, you shouldn’t be a cop,” Cooper ranted on the cable talk show.

Cooper has received notoriety for making controversial, and at times outrageous remarks. Last April, Cooper proclaimed that Trump supporters are to blame for COVID-19 deaths. In 2019, Cooper claimed that former President Donald Trump’s policies and racism are responsible for overweight black women. In 2015, Cooper asserted that Jesus Christ was “potentially queer.”

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Dr. Fauci admits considering personal freedoms over COVID restrictions is ‘very frustrating’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, admitted Friday that weighing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions against personal liberties is something he finds “very frustrating.”

Fauci’s admission came one day after Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) confronted the infectious disease doctor about when the Biden administration would recommend lifting pandemic-related restrictions so that “Americans get their freedom back.”

What did Fauci say?

While speaking with MSNBC host Joy Reid, Fauci suggested that personal freedoms should take a backseat to public health measures.

Reid asked Fauci, “Does it shock you, frustrate you, how do you feel when you are peppered with questions about, you know, restrictions and freedoms — and the dead, the 560,000 dead are not mentioned?”

Fauci told Reid that he finds it “very frustrating.”

“Well, it’s very frustrating, because, you know, as a public health official, I’m very much aware of this issue of COVID-19 fatigue, about people really being worn down and tired of the kinds of restrictions that we have when we do public health guidelines,” Fauci said.

However, Fauci admitted that he, at least, empathizes with Jordan and also wants to return to normal life, but emphasized that he places a “higher priority” on public health measures.

Congressman Jordan mentioned the people of Ohio. I care very much for the people of Ohio. I don’t want to see them get sick or die, because we have 560,000 Americans that have died so far. So, we’re looking at it from different perspectives. I’m looking at it from a public health perspective, and he was talking about the infringement upon liberties. Right now, what we need to do is get this pandemic behind us. And we will do that, and it will not be an indefinite period of time.

The thing that we have so much in our favor is that we now have 80 million Americans fully vaccinated and 127 million have had at least one dose. Each day, we get 3 to 4 million people vaccinated, additionally, each day that goes by. So, what we need to do is just hang on there a bit longer until we get the majority, the overwhelming majority, of people vaccinated. And you will see the level of infection continue to come down. And when it does, then you’ll see a relaxation of the kind of restrictions that people would like to get rid of because they want to get their lives back. I certainly want to get my life back. But I also put, as a higher priority, the health and the safety and the lives of the American public.

Anything else?

When Jordan grilled Fauci for specific metrics regarding what must happen before Americans receive their freedoms back, Fauci refused to provide details.

“You know, you’re indicating liberty and freedom … but I look at it as a public health measure to keep people from dying and going to the hospital,” Fauci told Jordan.

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MSNBC analyst feels ‘wave of euphoria’ with first vaccine shot, pushes others to roll up their sleeves as well: ‘Best feeling you’ll have had in a year’

As you’ve no doubt noticed by now, “vaccine selfies” are a thing among members of the mainstream media.

And along with the preponderance of photographs of masked journalists with rolled up sleeves and needles in their arms is a kind of lock-step pressure campaign — along with more than a few guilt trips.

Take CNN’s Brian Stelter, for example, who just days ago called out one of his favorite targets — Fox News — and claimed their on-air personalities are failing to show their “vaccine selfies.”

“Where are Tucker [Carlson] and Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham? Where is Ainsley Earhardt and Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade?” Stelter inquired. “Where are the biggest stars on Fox getting vaccinated?”

Then invoking peer pressure with a phrase you may have last heard in high school, Stelter said “everybody else is doing it … all across television, all of those anchors are rolling up their sleeves.”

‘Wave of euphoria’

Well, another media personality just hit the vaccine campaign trail, and Matthew Miller’s message to his nearly 457,000 Twitter followers was the amazing feeling that washed over him upon getting his first shot.

In fact, the MSNBC analyst said Wednesday he sensed a “wave of euphoria” — and encouraged others to roll up their sleeves as well: “Go get your vaccine, folks. Best feeling you’ll have had in a year.”

Of course, not everybody who commented on Miller’s tweet were convinced — but what was truly eye-opening was how many folks not only gave him kudos but also said they got emotional upon getting their shots. A number even shared that they shed tears:

  • “I sat in my car and cried for 5 minutes after getting my 1st dose of Pfizer 3 weeks ago,” one commenter said. “I go today at 4 p.m. to get my 2nd dose. It is a wonderful feeling!”
  • “My husband and I got our second shots this morning. It does give you a sense of joy and relief,” another user wrote. “Of course, we’ll still wear masks for months to come. But it’s a great feeling!”
  • “Also the feeling of community and inclusion with everybody there and thankfulness for a well-run government and free medical procedure!!” another commenter gushed.
  • “I got teary-eyed both times getting my seamlessly run vaccines!!!” another user said. “Thank you, Biden!!”
  • “I cried like a baby as I walked back to my car,” another commenter admitted. “All the memories of the lockdown, continual bad news, ‘inject bleach’ press conferences, and daily death count flooded my brain.”
  • “During my time of waiting (15 min mandatory to make sure there was no reaction) I listened to Andrea Bocelli loud and blotted a few tears,” another user said. “I wanted to hug everyone.”
  • “I cried a little after my second shot. Tried not to because I felt stupid. But the lovely nurse who was watching over us for reactions simply came over and offered me a tissue with no words,” another commenter said. “Of course that made me cry harder!”
  • “I was shocked by the range of emotions I had when I received my first shot! I was so choked up I could barely say my name & birthdate,” another user recalled. “I literally cried with relief & hope as I sat there & thought about all of those who died this last year due to the failure of the former POTUS.”

Still one of the few detractors had the following to share: “People losing their minds used to be the minority. This past year has seen that turn into the majority. This obsession with being injected with experimental medicine is truly frightening.”

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MSNBC host demands FBI HQ be renamed after Stacey Abrams to scrub legacy of ‘racist tyrant’ J. Edgar Hoover

MSNBC host Tiffany Cross suggested Saturday the time has come for the building housing the FBI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., to undergo a name change.

Instead of honoring J. Edgar Hoover, the first FBI director for whom the FBI’s headquarters is named, Cross said the FBI should honor a real American hero: Stacey Abrams.

What did Cross say?

Speaking on her show “The Cross Connection” Saturday, Cross said Hoover’s namesake should be removed from the FBI building because of his gross abuses of power, most of which surfaced after Hoover’s death in 1972.

“Changing the name of our premier law enforcement agency so that it doesn’t honor a racist tyrant who trampled civil liberties, I don’t know, seems like a pretty logical step to me,” Cross said.

“Now if you don’t know about J. Edgar Hoover, he lorded over the FBI as its first director for nearly 50 years, and he spent much of the 1950s and 60s obsessively trying to derail the civil rights movement, using tactics like illegal wiretaps, warrantless searches, and other dirty tricks to spy on movement leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hoover’s FBI even sent Dr. King an anonymous letter, attempting to blackmail him into committing suicide,” Cross explained.

Cross suggested that America “step into 2021 and rededicate the building to someone deserving.”

The person most deserving, according to Cross, is Abrams, the failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate who is credited for flipping the Peach State blue in the 2020 presidential election.

Activists also credit Abrams for laying the electoral infrastructure in black communities that allowed Democrats to win both Georgia Senate runoff elections in January.

“How about: the Stacey Abrams Building. If one woman could square off against a whole system that tried to suppress, oppress, and depress the descendants of the people who built this country, for free, and who again managed to save the country from itself, then surely, we can dedicate the building representing equal protection under law after a real political warrior,” Cross said.

Anything else?

Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly (Va.) introduced legislation last month to rename the FBI building and “remove any reference to J. Edgar Hoover.”

Connolly’s bill establishes a bipartisan commission that would determine, using specialized criteria, who should be honored on the FBI building.

“It’s long past time to rename the FBI Headquarters. J. Edgar Hoover was a racist, a bigot, and a homophobe. He abused his power and trampled the civil liberties of Dr. King, anti-war protesters, his political rivals, and too many others. He is no role model for any time, and certainly not this one,” Connolly said.

“Congress must right this wrong and rename this building,” the Virginia Democrat added.

What did the FBI say?

The FBI told Cross it would not comment on the push to rename the FBI’s headquarters because of Connolly’s pending legislation.

“The FBI is very much committed to all the communities we serve. We are bound by an oath to serve all citizens with equal compassion, professionalism, dignity, and respect,” the agency said.

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Sen. Tim Scott: ‘Woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy’

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) on Tuesday responded to a disparaging comment from MSNBC host Joy Reid that accused the senator of appearing at a GOP press conference about the minimum wage to make the Republicans appear more diverse.

“Woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy,” Scott told Fox News host Trey Gowdy. “We need to take that seriously.”

He added that people who lack “common sense” should read the Bible verse Matthew 5:44. That verse states, “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Last week Reid, commenting on a press conference held by Republican senators expressing their opposition to increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour, said that Scott was there to provide a “patina of diversity” for the GOP. At the time, Scott’s press secretary Caroline Anderegg responded on social media, saying the senator “is not a prop.”

“Unsurprising someone like Joy would stoop that low — I guess that’s what you do in the absence of a substantive policy critique,” Anderegg said. “The senator has been leading the fight against the misguided Dem wage hike for weeks.”

Before Scott appeared on the program, “Fox News Primetime” host Trey Gowdy took a moment to condemn Joy Reid’s remarks.

“Tim Scott is a United States senator who worked his tail off to be part of nearly every significant policy conversation this country has,” Gowdy said. “He can stand wherever the hell he wants to stand, in any group he wants to stand with, because he’s earned the right to be there.”

“The fact that you see a black man as a prop, Joy Reid, says a lot more about you than it does about Tim Scott,” he continued. “I see a United States senator. And if you were really interested in unity or fair treatment or respect in civil discourse, that’s what you would see too.”

At last week’s press conference, Scott explained that the minimum wage will increase costs on businesses, leading many to cut jobs they cannot afford to pay for and increasing unemployment during the pandemic.

“This is the furthest distance between common sense and the Democrat policies,” Scott said. “In the middle of a pandemic where nearly 11 million Americans have already lost their jobs, the last thing you do is increase the cost of businesses, which will, according to the CBO, will at least shutter 1.4 million jobs.”

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Greta Thunberg can’t name single policy when confronted after saying Biden is not aggressive enough on climate

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg claimed Sunday that President Joe Biden’s climate policies are not aggressive enough to combat the challenges of climate change.

But when pressed to name a specific policy for Biden to enact, Thunberg was unable to name a single one.

What did Thunberg say?

Speaking with MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan, Thunberg, 18, said that Biden’s climate policies thus far are “not nearly enough in line with the science.”

“That’s not me saying that, that’s just black and white, looking at the facts,” Thunberg claimed.

When pressed on what specific policies Biden should enact to align his administration with science, Thunberg only said that Biden should “treat the climate crisis like a crisis” instead of engaging the climate like a “political topic among other topics.”

But Hasan pressed further.

“Is there a specific policy, or if he rang you up and said, ‘Greta, what should I do? I can wave a presidential magic wand executively. What should I do that I’m not?’ What would you say to him?” Hasan asked.

Thunberg again did not offer a specific policy.

“Well, nothing, because that’s not democratic. I mean, an elected leader cannot do anything without support from voters, and I would not want anyone to do anything that would not have the support because that would be undemocratic, and democracy is the most precious thing that we have and we must not risk that,” she said. “So, what we need now is to raise awareness and create public opinion to treat the crisis like a crisis.”

Thunberg endorsed Biden for president last year.

What has Biden done?

Contrary to what Thunberg believes, Biden has taken significant steps to advance the progressive climate agenda.

Not only did Biden cancel the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but Biden signed an executive order on his first full day in office suspending “new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits for U.S. lands and waters,” the Associated Press reported. Biden’s order also applied to coal leases and permits.

Meanwhile, just hours after being inaugurated president, Biden rejoined the Paris climate agreement.

Biden also has established a new Cabinet-level position in his administration, appointing John Kerry to be the first ever White House climate czar.

Indeed, one of Biden’s key campaign promises included rolling back Trump-era climate policies to focus on “environmental justice.”

“The Biden plan will make a historic investment in our clean energy future and environmental justice, paid for by rolling back the Trump tax incentives that enrich corporations at the expense of American jobs and the environment,” Biden’s campaign website reads.

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Former CIA Director John Brennan: ‘I’m increasingly embarrassed to be a white male these days’

Former CIA director turned MSNBC intelligence analyst John Brennan told the outlet’s audience Monday that he is “increasingly embarrassed to be a white male,” in reaction to investigations surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

What are the details?

Brennan made the declaration during MSNBC’s “Deadline White House,” after former Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) told host Nicolle Wallace, “I have never seen so many whiny white men calling themselves victims as I saw over the weekend at [the Conservative Political Action Conference]. I mean, these are all people who think they have a huge grievance from a position of significant privilege.”

McCaskill had been asked for her take on Antifa or other left-wing imposters being blamed by some Republicans for the Capitol siege, which was carried out by a mob of Trump supporters following a rally hosted by the former president.

The former senator went on to say, “It has really become the norm for the new Republican Party that lying is just peachy keen and I can’t believe the majority of America is gonna accept that, especially if we remain vigilant about pointing out what the facts are.”

Wallace then asked Brennan for his take.

“Well, I must say, to Claire’s point, I’m increasingly embarrassed to be a white male these days,” Brennan replied, prompting laugher from Wallace as he added, “when I see [what] my other white males [are] saying.”

He went on to argue:

“It just shows that with very few exceptions like [Sen.] Mitt Romney (Utah), [Rep.] Liz Cheney (Wyo.), [Rep.] Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), there are so few Republicans in Congress who value truth, honesty, and integrity, and so they’ll continue to gaslight the country the way that Donald Trump did. And the fact that this had such security and safety implications for the American public and for the members of Congress, again, as Claire said, it is just a disgusting display of craven politics that really should have no place in the United States in 2021.”

What’s the background?

Brennan has been a vocal critic of Trump after serving as CIA director during the Obama administration, and repeatedly pushed the false narrative for years that Trump and members of his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia to steal the election.

After special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found no evidence of collusion, Brennan admitted that whether or not “he received bad information,” he had “suspected there was more than there actually was.”

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Joe Scarborough: ‘No, jackass,’ last summer’s Black Lives Matter violence, destruction weren’t as bad as the Capitol riot

Immediately following last month’s Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., a major point of contention among conservatives has been that leftists far and wide decried the “insurrection” of Jan. 6 while ignoring — or even justifying — the months and months of violence and destruction from Black Lives Matter and Antifa that took place across America last year.

And MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough let his position be known during Tuesday’s edition of “Morning Joe.”

What did he say?

Addressing the “idiots on other cable news channels” who say the crime of “mom and pop” stores “vandalized during the summer riots” is “just as bad as the United States Capitol being vandalized,” Scarborough threw down: “No, jackass, it’s not.”

“The Capitol of the United States of America is the center of American democracy,” he continued. “And while I’m a fierce believer in people’s right to defend their private property, I’m not going to confuse a taco stand with the United States Capitol. I’m not going to confuse the selling of tacos with actually moving through a constitutional process.”

What else did Joe say?

Scarborough apparently caught wind of the Daily Caller’s later tweet and let them have it.

“Do you think it is the same?” he tweeted in response. “Are you too stupid to understand the destruction of personal property is abhorrent, and at the same time realize that a terrorist attack against the US Capitol is a greater threat to America? Is arson against a warehouse the same as 9/11?”

The Daily Caller followed up its initial tweet with another clip showing a man speaking in front of his destroyed store last summer:

“Was Scott Carpenter’s furniture store which was burned down during the riot in Kenosha just a taco stand @JoeNBC?” the Daily Caller asked.

But Scarborough hit right back: “No jackass. It was a furniture store. And the freaks who burned it down should rot in jail until they pay him back.”

Richie McGinniss, the Daily Caller’s chief video director, tweeted that “the *federal courthouse in Portland was attacked for over 100 days straight. I was at the Capitol, and I was in Portland. Both were abhorrent because they were both examples of POLITICAL violence. For Joe, the Capitol riot was Trump supporters, and that’s the *real difference.”

Again Scarborough defended himself: “You are being ignorant. I have attacked rioters in Portland since the summer. I have specifically blasted Portland’s mayor and Oregon’s governor repeatedly for letting rioters trash the federal courthouse and destroy the city. Can you do the same to the Trump Terrorists?”

Anything else?

The Daily Caller didn’t let up, offering up a pair of videos that underscored its case:

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Maxine Waters claims she didn’t encourage violence against Trump supporters, but here’s what she said in 2018

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) claimed over the weekend that she did not use inflammatory rhetoric against Trump supporters or encourage violence against them during Trump’s presidency.

What did Waters say during Trump’s presidency?

Waters, chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, came under fire in 2018 after she encouraged her supporters to confront supporters of then-President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she said.

Waters later said in an interview on MSNBC that Trump’s defenders would not be safe from being confronted over their support of Trump.

“They are not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they are not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they are not going to be able to shop in a department store. The people are going to turn on them, they are gonna protest, they are gonna absolutely harass them,” Waters said at the time.

At the time, Democrats were angry at Trump over his “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Less than a week before Waters’ comments, then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was run out of a restaurant.

What is Waters saying now?

Speaking with MSNBC host Ali Velshi on Sunday, Waters denied ever using inflammatory language suggesting violence against Trump’s supporters.

“As a matter of fact, if you look at the words that I used, the strongest thing I said was tell them they’re not welcome,” Waters claimed. “[I said], ‘Talk to them. Tell them they’re not welcome.’ I didn’t say, ‘Go and fight.’ I didn’t say anybody was going to have any violence. And so they can’t make that stick.”

By contrast, Waters claimed that Trump was determined “to destroy our democracy if he could not be president.” She claimed he “sent” the rioters into the Capitol.

“Nothing equals that,” Waters said, adding that Republicans should distance themselves from Trump or they “will be owned by this dishonorable human being.”

Why is she defending herself now?

Trump’s lead impeachment attorney, Bruce Castor, confirmed last week that he will use “dueling video” to combat evidence that Trump’s rhetoric about election integrity incited the violence at the Capitol.

Castor’s confirmation came after Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked if he would use video of Waters’ 2018 remarks during Trump’s Senate trial, which begins on Tuesday.

“I think you can count on that,” Castor said.

According to Castor, Democrats are guilty of essentially the same thing they say Trump should be convicted in the Senate over.

There’s an awful lot of a tape of cities burning and courthouses being attacked and federal agents being assaulted by rioters in the street cheered on by Democrats throughout the country, and many of them in Washington, using really the most inflammatory rhetoric that’s possible to use. And certainly, there would be no suggestion that they did anything to incite any of the actions. Certainly, there wasn’t any anyhow.

But here, when you have the president of the United States give a speech and says you should peacefully make your thinking known to the people in Congress, he’s all of a sudden a villain. So you got to better be careful what you wish for.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) made the same point on Sunday.

Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Paul said that if Democrats’ impeachment standard was applied fairly, then Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer should also face impeachment.

“If we’re going to criminalize speech, and somehow impeach everybody who says, ‘Go fight to hear your voices heard,’ I mean really we ought to impeach Chuck Schumer then,” Paul said.

“He went to the Supreme Court, stood in front of the Supreme Court and said specifically, ‘Hey Gorsuch, hey Kavanaugh, you’ve unleashed a whirlwind. And you’re going to pay the price,'” Paul continued. “This inflammatory wording, this violent rhetoric of Chuck Schumer was so bad that the chief justice, who rarely says anything publicly, immediately said this kind of language is dangerous as a mob tried to invade the Supreme Court.”

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MSNBC host suggests killing American citizens with drone strikes

During a discussion regarding domestic terrorism, MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace floated the idea of the U.S. government killing American citizens with drone strikes.

Wallace brought up the National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin that was released to all law enforcement by the Department of Homeland Security last week. The bulletin, which is in effect until April 30, warns that the DHS allegedly received information that there is the threat of “ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence.”

Wallace notes, “There’s a bulletin released to all law enforcement earlier this week, that there is, until the end of April, a persistent threat of domestic extremism, domestic terrorism carried out in the ideology and around this belief that the election was fraudulent, that the Covid restrictions are unnecessary. All of those ideologies pushed by Donald Trump.”

The “Deadline: White House” host then said, “But my question for you is around incitement. We had a policy, and it was very controversial, it was carried out under the Bush years, and under the Obama years, of attacking terrorism at its root.”

“Of going after and killing, and in the case of Anwar Awlaki, an American, a Yemeni-American, with a drone strike for the crime of inciting violence, inciting terrorism,” Wallace stated.

“Mitch McConnell was in the Senate then. He was in the Senate after 9/11 too,” the MSNBC anchor said. “How does Mitch McConnell, who understands that the way you root out terrorism, is to take on, in the case of Islamic terrorism, kill those who incite it. How does he not vote to convict someone that he said, on the floor of the Senate, incited an insurrection?”

Al-Awlaki was an alleged American member of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization who was assassinated in Yemen by a drone strike approved by then-President Barack Obama in 2011. Awlaki was believed to be the former head of external operations for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and was linked to several terrorism plots, including an attempt to blow up a jetliner bound for Detroit in 2009. He was one of the United States’ most wanted terrorists.

The Wall Street Journal reported in January 2010, “There is no indication Mr. Awlaki played a direct role in any of the attacks, and he has never been indicted in the U.S.”

The Brookings Institute declared Al-Awlaki’s assassination as “the first extra-judicial killing by the United States government against a U.S. citizen.”

His 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, was killed in a U.S. drone strike two weeks later.

This is the second time that al-Awlaki has been mentioned on Wallace’s show in the last two weeks. Previously, MSNBC contributor and former FBI agent Clint Watts hinted that former President Donald Trump was inciting violence against the U.S. government much like al-Awlaki with the Capitol riots on Jan. 6.

Watts told Wallace, “We had a period after 9/11, where we were trying to get ‘left of boom’ as they would say in counter-terrorism. Which is, can you get way up, up the stream of an attack and start to root out all of the confluences which bring about that attack?”

“If you took what President Trump said, and you instead put it in Anwar Awlaki’s mouth, we would be talking about a drone strike overseas,” Watts said on the left-wing cable news network. “So that’s one aspect of our political leaders talking about this rhetoric.”

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Pelosi claims Trump is ‘accessory’ to murder because he ‘instigated’ deadly violence at US Capitol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed Tuesday that outgoing President Donald Trump could be held criminally liable for the deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Pelosi already led a successful second effort to impeach Trump last week, officially charging him with “incitement of insurrection.” But speaking on MSNBC, Pelosi said Trump could be deemed an “accessory” to murder for the deaths that occurred, in the view of many Trump critics, due to Trump’s rhetoric surrounding the integrity of the election.

What did Pelosi say?

During her interview, show host Joy Reid asked Pelosi how Congress can move forward with Trump allies still seated, especially representatives who supported Trump’s claims of a “stolen” or “rigged” election.

“We have security beyond what anybody ever thought would be the need. And why? Because this president has been telling people that the election was not legitimate and these people believe him, they believe a president,” Pelosi began.

“A president’s words are important, they weigh a ton,” Pelosi continued. “And if you’re Donald Trump talking to these people, they believe it and they used his words to come here. So, when we talk about ‘did any of our colleagues collaborate?’ Well, that remains to be seen. We have to get the evidence of that.”

“And if they did, they would be accessory to the crime. And the crime, in some cases, was murder,” Pelosi said. “And this president is an accessory to that crime because he instigated that insurrection that caused those deaths and this destruction.”

Will Trump be charged?

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine admitted Sunday that his office could criminally charge Trump for his role in the Capitol violence.

In fact, Racine explained on MSNBC that Trump could be charged with “a misdemeanor, a six-month-in-jail maximum.”

“Let it be known that the office of attorney general has a potential charge that it may utilize,” Racine said. “It’s law in DC since 2011. It makes illegal the statements of individuals that clearly encourage, cajole, and otherwise, you know, get people motivated to commit violence.”

Racine added that Trump’s “conduct prior to the mob storming the Capitol is relevant. I think his conduct during that time and immediately thereafter is also relevant.”

However, no prosecutor, either within D.C. or federally, has indicated they will pursue criminal charges against Trump.

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Joy Reid complains that the close election only means there is ‘great amount of racism and anti-blackness’ in US

MSNBC host Joy Reid says that there’s a “great amount of racism and anti-blackness” in the United States as evidenced by the fact that the 2020 presidential election is so close.

What are the details?

As highlighted by The Hill, Reid said Wednesday that the amount of racism in the country is staggering, and the fact that the presidential election is so close is both “aggravating” and “disappointing.”

“I think partly because we knew the red wave was a thing, the red mirage, I should say, we all knew it was coming,” Reid told fellow MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “In the moment, it’s aggravating. And I think partly, and I said this last night, I do think it’s because we’ve been reporting for five years, Rachel, about Russia … undermining our national security, the impeachment, the racism, the Nazis, all of it and then COVID laying on top of it, [it] felt like a repudiation was coming.”

Reid added that a lot of people also believe that political correctness is “some scheme to destroy white America.”

“I think even though we intellectually understand what America is at its base, right?” she continued. “That there is a great amount of racism, anti-blackness, anti-wokeness, this idea that political correctness is some scheme to destroy white America, right? We know what this country is, but still part of you, I think part of your heart says, you know what, maybe the country’s going to pay off all of this pain, the children that were stolen with a repudiation. And as the night wore on and I realized and it sunk in, OK, that’s not happening, we are still who we thought, unfortunately.”

Reid said that on the whole, she’s vastly disappointed in the election, and in U.S. voters as a whole.

“It’s disappointing,” she admitted. “And I emerged from this disappointed.”

What else?

Reid took fire Wednesday after she referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as “Uncle Clarence” — a clear nod to the racist term “Uncle Tom.”

In social media remarks, Reid addressed President Donald Trump’s insistence that he plans to take close races to the Supreme Court.

“If somehow they manage to stumble into the Supreme Court, do any of you guys expect Uncle Clarence and Amy Coney Barrett and those guys to actually follow the letter of the law?” Reid asked her followers. “No. It’s a completely politicized Supreme Court that you can’t just trust they’ll do the right thing. … Now, so far, the courts have actually been pretty good. So we’ll see.”

Needless to say, Reid’s remarks didn’t go over well, and many of her fellow Twitter users called her out for what they said was blatant racism.

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Keith Olbermann: Trump supporters ‘must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society’

Longtime sportscaster-turned-far-left-pundit-turned-sportscaster Keith Olbermann is a far-left pundit again, leaving ESPN for the fourth time in order to host a YouTube show dedicated to helping Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden defeat President Donald Trump in the election.

But Olbermann told his audience on Thursday that the battle extends far beyond Election Day, and called for the president and his supporters to be “prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society.”

What are the details?

Olbermann announced Tuesday that he would be leaving ESPN amicably in order to launch his new political show in an effort to impact the upcoming election.

During his second show that aired Thursday, Olbermann went on a tirade, declaring that “Trump can be, and must be, expunged. The hate he has triggered, Pandora’s boxes he has opened, they will not be so easily destroyed.”

“So, let us brace ourselves,” he continued, saying, “The task is two-fold: the terrorist Trump must be defeated, must be destroyed, must be devoured at the ballot box, and then he, and his enablers, and his supporters, and his collaborators, and the Mike Lees and the William Barrs, and Sean Hannitys, and the Mike Pences, and the Rudy Gullianis and the Kyle Rittenhouses and the Amy Coney Barretts must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society while we try to rebuild it and to rebuild the world Trump has destroyed by turning it over to a virus.”

Olbermann did not state what alleged crimes Trump and his supporters “must” be prosecuted for.

“Remember it, even as we dream for a return to reality and safety and the country for which our forefathers died, that the fight is not just to win the election, but to win it by enough to chase — at least for a moment — Trump and the maggots off the stage and then try to clean up what they left,” Olbermann went on to say.

He added, “Remember it, even though to remember it, means remembering that the fight does not end on November 3rd, but in many ways, will only begin that day.”

The Washington Post reported that during an interview Tuesday, Olbermann told the newspaper “that he had been watching cable news during the Trump era and concluded there was room, even a necessity, for a stronger anti-Trump voice — a claim that might leave viewers of MSNBC and CNN furrowing their brows.”

Olbermann was quoted as saying, “As good as the hands-on reporting is, as good as they are at ferreting out and describing what’s wrong, I see the cable and broadcast networks still hesitant to say, ‘That’s a lie’ or, ‘This is disloyal to the Constitution’ or, ‘This is an attempt to establish the preface to a dictatorship — or at least authoritarianism.'”

So, Olbermann believes he will be able to contribute more through his style to defeat Trump than left-leaning mainstream outlets.

“I think it’s fair to say that conservatives in politics and media know a little bit better what to bring to a knife fight,” he added. “Liberals — and I’m hearing it from Joe Biden — say, ‘Well, there are Republicans we can work with,’ and I’m like, ‘I can’t hear you; I’m getting the flamethrower ready.’ I’m going to bring the flamethrower.”

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MSNBC contributor says ‘bipartsian commission’ needed to vet presidential candidates, stop another Trump from winning

An MSNBC contributor on Thursday called for a “bipartisan commission” to vet presidential candidates and prevent someone like President Donald Trump from winning the White House ever again.

NBC News National Security Contributor Frank Figliuzzi, the former assistant director of the FBI, said Trump’s tax returns as reported by the New York Times show he is “the most vulnerable president in our history” to compromise by foreign governments and is a national security threat. He believes the media and the 60 million people who voted for Trump in 2016 failed to properly vet him before he became president and the remedy is to have a bipartisan committee vet presidential candidates instead of the American people.

“He is the most vulnerable president in our history in terms of compromise and potential exposure to those who want to help him dig out of his financial pit in return for a price,” Figliuzzi said of Trump in a segment discussing the president’s tax returns.

Figliuzzi claimed the tax returns show how foreign governments could pressure Trump into making policy decisions that benefit their interests instead of the interests of the United States. He did not provide an example of a policy the president implemented that’s benefitted foreign governments and harmed the United States.
“There’s also another layer to this which is that when you’re this entangled with Russia and the former Soviet bloc you’re going to run smack into organized crime figures,” Figliuzzi added.

“So there’s too many gaps in the tax returns. There’s too many questions. Why is this president paying more to foreign nations in taxes than he is to the United States? How does he cover his debt? Who’s doing that for him? What’s the Deutsche Bank connection? Why are there so many golf courses losing so much money and why the continued purchase of those properties?”

But President Trump is not “paying more to foreign nations in taxes than he is to the United States.”

Berkeley professor Robert Reich recently made a similar claim, suggesting that the New York Times report on Trump’s taxes shows he only paid $750 in federal taxes in 2017 but nearly $300,000 in taxes to foreign governments that same year.

The New York Times report does not show that. The Times, in fact, reported that Trump paid the U.S. Treasury $1 million in 2016 and $4.2 million for income taxes that he might owe in 2017. This does not account for property taxes, payroll taxes, real estate taxes, or any other non-income taxes that Trump and his businesses paid to the United States in the years the New York Times reported.

On the basis of the unproven claim that Trump’s finances have made him vulnerable to foreign governments and a national security threat, Figluzzi suggested radical electoral reform is needed to make sure a candidate like Trump is never elected again.

“We’ve got to have a national discussion about how we vet a presidential candidate,” Figliuzzi said. “We screwed this up. Whether it’s the media not digging deeply enough, whether it’s a time to have a discussion about a bipartisan committee that demands tax returns, make that a requirement, or exposes financial pictures for candidates.”

“We got this wrong and this can’t happen again,” he concluded.

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MSNBC interviews 10-year-old girl about the significance  of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing

MSNBC recently interviewed a 10-year-old girl on the legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 following several bouts with cancer.

What are the details?

According to a Thursday report from Newsbusters, MSNBC’s Geoff Bennett took to the streets of Washington, D.C., where he encountered a family with two young children.

Bennett, who was outside the Supreme Court, spoke to the many mourners gathered to pay their respects to the late justice.

Speaking to the child’s mother, Bennett asked, “Why was it so important for you to be here, to bring your kids, and to participate in this?”

The woman, identified as parent Meredith Becker, responded, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an absolute living legend. She did so much in her time here on this earth. And I thought it was only responsible as a parent to be respectful and pay respect to her for all of the amenities that she has allowed us, particularly as women, particularly as Jewish women, and also men, too, have afforded us opportunities in fights that we will never know from.”

What did the kids say?

Bennett then turned to Meredith’s children, 13-year-old Sam and 10-year-old Alana.

Bennett asked Sam, “What does [Ginsburg’s] passing mean to you, what is her legacy as you see it?”

The 13-year-old responded, “So first off, it’s really, really sad that she had to go, especially right before the election. She’s done so many great things for this country with equal rights and all. So just really, it’s tragic altogether.”

Bennett then turned to Alana, and asked her how she felt about the passing of the longtime justice.

The 10-year-old responded, “This is going to be the beginning of an absolute nightmare because she is no longer here to help the world.”

He concluded, “Thank you, thanks to your mom and your brother for your time this morning. … These are perspectives that we’ve been hearing all morning as we’ve talked to people paying tribute to the late justice as a trailblazer, an icon, a defender of human rights, women’s rights, and a defender of liberal ideals, a protector of progressive policies.”

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Al Sharpton accuses President Trump of attempting a ‘coup’ with SCOTUS appointment, says nominee must ‘recuse themselves’ if election goes to court

MSNBC host the Rev. Al Sharpton on Thursday said that by filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump is attempting to “guarantee … his re-election” in a “coup.”

Sharpton demanded that Senate Republicans insist that whomever Trump nominates to the Supreme Court, if they are confirmed, recuse themselves in the event a contested election goes to court, the Daily Caller reported.

“If we are to have any iota of a democratic process in this election, then Republicans in the Senate, if they move forward as they seem determined to do with the process of the confirmation hearings of whoever the president nominates Saturday and a vote, they are to insist they recuse themselves,” Sharpton said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Sharpton said confirmation of Trump’s nominee to the court would “checkmate American democracy.”

“In effect this president has therefore not only violated the whole procedure they had set up in 2016 against Justice [Merrick] Garland, nominated by President Obama, he has in fact put in place how he can checkmate American democracy by putting in a judge that will guarantee, if proceedings go through the courts up to the Supreme Court, his reelection,” he continued.

“And for [Trump] to be able to checkmate American democracy is, in fact, a coup rather than an election,” Sharpton added.

Sharpton said the public must challenge Republicans to ensure Trump’s nominee be recused, “otherwise you’ve handed over this democracy to a whole situation that is nothing short of … going into an autocracy headed by a man who is not even able to get through a sentence without really revealing his innermost thoughts of ultimate power.”

President Trump and other Republicans have argued it is necessary to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court before the election precisely because the results could be contested.

“I think this will end up in the Supreme Court, and I think it’s very important that we have nine Justices,” Trump told reporters Wednesday. “I think having a 4-4 situation is not a good situation.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said last Friday that the legitimacy of the election depends on not having a 4-4 tie at the Supreme Court.

“I think it is tremendously important that not only does the nomination happen next week but that the confirmation before Election Day,” Cruz said on Fox News. “Democrats and Joe Biden have made clear, they intend to challenge this election, they intend to fight the legitimacy of the election. As you know, Hillary Clinton has told Joe Biden ‘under no circumstances should you concede. You should challenge this election.'”

“We cannot have Election Day come and go with a 4-4 court,” Cruz said. “A 4-4 court that is equally divided cannot decide anything. And I think we risk a constitutional crisis if we do not have a nine justice Supreme Court, particularly when there’s such a risk of a contested litigation and a contested election.”

At stake are several lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee related to election laws in various states. A tied ruling at the Supreme Court would mean lower court rulings against the Trump campaign remain in place. In Pennsylvania, a federal judge ordered a stay in the Trump campaign’s lawsuit seeking to ban mailed ballot drop boxes and bar counties from accepting absentee ballots that don’t arrive without a second, internal secrecy envelope sent to all voters. A federal judge in Nevada dismissed a lawsuit from the Trump campaign challenging the state’s new mail-in voting law. In Wisconsin, a federal judge appointed by President Obama ordered the state to extend its deadlines for accepting mail-in ballots well beyond Election Day up to Nov. 9 as long as the ballots were postmarked on or before Nov. 3.

There is an expectation that Democratic nominee Joe Biden will challenge the results of a close election in court with the 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton urging Biden not to concede “under any circumstances.”

President Trump himself was noncommittal in responding to a reporter’s question Wednesday about the peaceful transition of power should he lose the election. Trump complained about mail-in ballots rather than directly answering the question.

“We’re going to have to see what happens. You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster,” Trump said. “Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation.”

Several Republicans condemned the president’s comments without directly mentioning Trump.

On Thursday, the president committed to accepting the results of the election if it came to a Supreme Court decision.

“One of the things you said when asked about if you lose the election, will you accept the result? You said well we’re going to have to see what happens, you know. I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster,” Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade asked Trump in a radio interview reported by the Washington Examiner. “Many think you are saying if you do lose you’ll never ever leave. That’s not what you’re saying. We just spoke to [Sen.] Lindsey Graham. He said, ‘We have every reason to contend anything that may be controversial,’ and I’ll paraphrase, if it gets to the Supreme Court and they decide Joe Biden won, Joe Biden won. Do you agree with that?”

“Oh that I would agree with, but I think we have a long way before we get there,” the president said.

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MSNBC guest blasts black Kentucky attorney general with racially charged remark: ‘He’s skinfolk, but he is not kinfolk’

A guest on MSNBC declared Wednesday that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron “should be ashamed of himself” after announcing that the three police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor will not be charged with murder, calling the black attorney general “skinfolk” but not “kinfolk.”

The racially charged comments, made by retired LAPD sergeant Cheryl Dorsey, came following a news conference held by Cameron announcing that only one officer, Sgt. Brett Hankison, would be charged with a crime, and that crime is not directly related to Taylor’s death. The other two officers, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, were placed on administrative leave but not charged by a grand jury.

Dorsey labeled the attorney general’s news conference “intellectually dishonest” and called his remarks “offensive” on MSNBC with anchor Ayman Mohyeldin.

She responded to a point made by Cameron about “celebrities, influencers, and activists” who don’t live in Kentucky creating a nonfactual narrative about what happened, saying that Cameron does not speak for black people.

“Let me just speak to this whole celebrity influencer thing, well if they can’t speak for Kentuckians, let me say this as a black woman: He does not speak for black folks,” Dorsey said.

“He’s skinfolk, but he is not kinfolk,” she continued. “And so just like he thinks they can’t speak for Kentucky, because he’s up there with a black face he does not speak for all of us.”

“This was not a tragedy. This was a murder. He should be ashamed of himself.”

Taylor was killed on March 13 when three officers entered her apartment while executing a warrant. Initial reports claimed the officers executed a “no-knock” warrant, but Cameron said a witness corroborated that the officers knocked and announced their presence before entering the apartment.

Police said Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired one shot at the officers, for which they returned fire. Walker said he thought the officers, who were not in uniform, were home invaders. Walker shot Mattingly in the leg and the three officers returned fire with more than 20 shots. Taylor was shot five times, fatally.

After reviewing the facts of the case as investigated by his office, Cameron announced that the use of force by Mattingly and Cosgrove was justified after having been fired upon by Walker. He said Kentucky law bars his office from pursuing criminal charges against the officers because their use of force was justified. Hankison has been indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree.

“The use of force by Mattingly and Cosgrove was justified to protect themselves,” Cameron said. “This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges in Ms. Breonna Taylor’s death. The truth is now before us. The facts have been examined and a grand jury comprised of our peers and fellow citizens has made a decision. Justice is not often easy. It does not fit the mold of public opinion, and it does not conform to shifting standards. It answers only to the facts and to the law.”

“There will be celebrities, influencers, and activists, who, having never lived in Kentucky, will try to tell us how to feel, suggesting they understand the facts of this case and that they know our community and the Commonwealth better than we do,” Cameron said.

“But they don’t,” he continued. “Let’s not give in to their attempts to influence our thinking or capture our emotions.”

The state attorney general’s announcement sparked immediate outcry and the city of Louisville is preparing for a night of civil unrest. The city is currently under a 72-hour curfew order, beginning Wednesday night at 9 p.m. and continuing through 6:30 a.m.

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